Our colleagues at Audible have some more audiobook recommendations surviving the last days of winter....
The calendar might say that Old Man Winter is finally on his way out the door (he's the worst kind of houseguest), but the thermometer probably disagrees. The good news is that there are few things in life that can motivate you to get into the car and go about your daily routine like the promise of a good audiobook for the ride. With Audible, you can turn running errands, going to the gym, and doing chores into story time, and fill your days with soothing, inspiring, and entertaining voices.
Here are some of the recent releases that will warm the remaining weeks of winter and keep you going, wherever your destination:
THE REFUGEES by Viet Thanh Nguyen, narrated by the author
This second piece of fiction by the author of The Sympathizer is a beautifully written and sharply observed book about the aspirations of those who leave one country for another and the relationships and desires for self-fulfillment that define our lives. Narrated by the author himself, this performance is nuanced, impassioned, and entirely captivating.
RISE AND SHINE by Simon Lewis, narrated by Kelsey Grammer
This inspirational first person account of the author’s journey from tragedy to triumph is made even more engaging through the powerful vocal performance of Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor Kelsey Grammer. The emotion and hope that Grammer adds to this already heart-wrenching, beautiful narrative make this an absolute must-listen for anyone looking to thaw their heart, and extremities, this winter.
BORN A CRIME by Trevor Noah, narrated by the author
The Daily Show host tells his wild coming-of-age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa using the same comedic timing and delivery that his fans love and expect from his television appearances. The stories that Noah tells in the book are hilarious, bizarre, tender, dark, and poignant, but the voices and impersonations that you get on the audio version are truly memorable. Hearing him directly, listeners are reminded of the gift inherent in telling one’s story and having it heard.
HOW TODDLERS THRIVE by Tovah P. Klein PhD, narrated by the author with a foreword written and narrated by Sarah Jessica Parker
What better thing to listen to while shuttling your kids to and from activities and playdates than this smart and useful guide that cracks the preschooler code, revealing what you can do to help your toddler grow into a fulfilled child and adult – while helping you and your toddler live more happily together now and every day.